I love the prayer outline provided by Zach Eswine in his book on preaching. Here it is:
- Illumination - Psalm 119:18 "Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law."
- A message - Ephesians 6:19 "and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,"
- An open door - Colossians 4:3 "meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains,”
- Effectiveness - 2 Thessalonians 3:1 "Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you,"
- Clarity - Colossians 4:4 "that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak."
- Boldness - Ephesians 6:20 "for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak."
- Deliverance - 2 Thessalonians 3:2 "and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith."